Helen led 7 riders from Rippleside Park, with Kevin as tail-ender. Richard caught up with the group near Lascelles Wharf.
Due to the water on Hovells Creek Path, under the highway overpass, the route was via Shell Road and Rennie Street, rather than Hovells Creek path. Kevin had a puncture, and asked the group to go on to the coffee shop. He and Hermann joined the group after this was fixed.
David J did and exploratory ride along Hovells Creek Path, coming out onto roads that join Shell Parade near just before it goes under the highway overpass. This route takes around 10 minutes longer, but avoids Shell Parade.
The cyclists regrouped and rode on to Cafe X-presso along Rennie Street, resuming Hovells Creek Path at the ford.
The return trip was via via much the same route, with some riders joining David on the Hovells Creek Path alternative route, and Keith braving the water under the highway underpass.
Thanks to all riders – David J, David F, Karen, Margy, Virginia, Hermann (on his new e-bike mark 2!), Keith, Richard, Kevin, and our tail-enders and ride leader.